Thursday, January 06, 2011
My Name Is Sue Ann and I am an iPhone-aholic.
Okay, so now I’ve had this thing for about 2 months and have firmly decided that I need a 12-step program. Thing is, I don’t want one.
I LOVE MY PHONE.
Is that wrong?
Getting and making calls on it seems to be an afterthought. I read books on the Kindle app. Put my grocery list on the notes app. Watch my calories on a diet app. Monitor my calendar. Take photos and videos. I check the weather, my bank account, Facebook, Twitter, TV listings, play games, look up addresses and maps, surf the web, and even use the timer on the clock feature when I cook. I haven’t even used the iPod feature yet. I do everything on it but write my books. It has become an appendage. How did I ever live without it before?
At work, so many of us were getting fancy phones, they allowed us to turn in our office-assigned Blackberrys and the office piggy-backed onto our personal phones. So now instead of two devices, I only have to carry one and they subsidize it. Another win. And I’m better connected to the firm when I’m out of the office because I find it easier to use.
Recently my pal Miles and I went to brunch. When we got to the restaurant, it was closed for the holiday week. As soon as one said to the other “where to now?” we each pulled out our iPhones and searched for another place to have brunch. (Miles was much quicker on the draw, but he’s had his longer.)
A lot of the phone companies have released smart phones and they all look to be about the same – indispensable.
Recently, I also upgraded my computer. I haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can do, but I’m sure I’ll find it as intriguing as the iPhone. I’ll start seriously digging into it after my deadline on March 1st.
Looking around, my eyes rest on my 18-year-old TV. Hmmm. It’s looking a bit shabby next to the new electronics in the apartment, don’t ya think?